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Why the writing is on the wall for traditional investment advisers

Having been in the investment industry for the past two decades, I have witnessed many interesting changes.

It started with the introduction and subsequent growth of mutual funds. 700 more words

Investing

Beth Shaw adds to her list of milestones

In her three decades in the capital markets, Beth Shaw has established a number of milestones. She added to that list Monday when she was named head of equity capital markets at Echelon Wealth Partners, a firm aiming to be one of the leaders of the independent or non-bank owned, brokerage firms. 546 more words

FP Street

Big shakeup coming to the world of investment research

In less than three months, on Jan. 3 to be exact, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 11), a series of changes that will dramatically affect the investment management business, goes live in Europe and Britain. 571 more words

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Scotia Capital, AIMCo to cut stake in TMX Group

Scotia Capital Inc, a unit of Bank of Nova Scotia, and Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo) said they would cut their stake in the owner of Toronto Stock Exchange to less than 5 per cent each. 65 more words

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5 Canadian REITs at Risk of a Distribution Cut

Today we have identified five Canadian REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) with an expected 2017 funds from operations (FFO) per unit decrease of more than 10%. 94 more words

Small Cap Investing

Don't fear REITs when interest rates rise — unless you are in Canada

Real estate investment trusts aren’t to be avoided as interest rates rise — except in Canada, where lower cash-flow growth and higher leverage make them riskier bets, according to the head of securities at a $6.5-billion real estate fund. 446 more words

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